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Sara Paretsky

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Author Sara Paretsky was born in Ames, Iowa on June 8, 1947. She received a degree in political science from the University of Kansas and ultimately completed a Ph.D. in history at the University of Chicago; her dissertation was entitled "The Breakdown of Moral Philosophy in New England Before the vis mere Civil War." She also earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. She married a professor of physics (University of Chicago). The protagonist of all but two of Paretsky's novels is V.I. Warshawski, a female private investigator. V. I. Warshawsky shows a female detective succeeding a traditionally male role. Paretsky has won numerous awards for her work including the Silver Dagger Award for Toxic Shock, the Gold Dagger award for Blacklist, and the Diamond Dagger for Lifetime achievement from the British Crime Writers Association. Her title Brush Back made the New York Times Best Seller List in 2015. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Sara Paretsky

Dækning (1983) 1,524 eksemplarer, 41 anmeldelser
Heksejagt (2003) 1,374 eksemplarer, 31 anmeldelser
Tunnel Vision (1994) 1,270 eksemplarer, 22 anmeldelser
Fire Sale (2005) 1,255 eksemplarer, 21 anmeldelser
Blodskudt (1988) 1,198 eksemplarer, 23 anmeldelser
Værgeløs (1992) 1,192 eksemplarer, 13 anmeldelser
Drøje tider (1999) 1,190 eksemplarer, 18 anmeldelser
Bitter medicin (1987) 1,130 eksemplarer, 17 anmeldelser
Brandudsalg (1990) 1,126 eksemplarer, 17 anmeldelser
Ildprøve (1985) 1,125 eksemplarer, 21 anmeldelser
Deadlock (1984) 1,106 eksemplarer, 20 anmeldelser
Total Recall (2001) 1,077 eksemplarer, 15 anmeldelser
Pletskud (2009) 866 eksemplarer, 37 anmeldelser
Windy City Blues (1991) 798 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
Body Work (2010) 766 eksemplarer, 47 anmeldelser
Bleeding Kansas (2008) 660 eksemplarer, 25 anmeldelser
Breakdown (2012) 577 eksemplarer, 44 anmeldelser
Critical Mass (2013) 483 eksemplarer, 37 anmeldelser
Fallout (2017) 420 eksemplarer, 21 anmeldelser
Ghost Country (1998) 378 eksemplarer, 13 anmeldelser
Shell Game (2018) 359 eksemplarer, 32 anmeldelser
Brush Back (2015) 357 eksemplarer, 19 anmeldelser
A Woman's Eye (1991) — Redaktør; Introduktion — 276 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Dead Land (2020) 268 eksemplarer, 28 anmeldelser
Women on the Case (1996) — Redaktør — 212 eksemplarer
Overboard (2022) 185 eksemplarer, 13 anmeldelser
Writing in an Age of Silence (2007) 169 eksemplarer, 10 anmeldelser
A Taste of Life (1995) 120 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Love & Other Crimes (2020) 73 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Pay Dirt (2024) 72 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Indemnity Only / Deadlock / Killing Orders (1993) 46 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Wildcat: V. I. Warshawski's First Case (2017) 43 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Best Mystery Stories of the Year: 2022 (2022) — Redaktør — 42 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Indemnity Only / Blood Shot / Burn Marks (1995) 33 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Crime Story Collection (2000) 28 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Beastly Tales (1989) — Redaktør — 25 eksemplarer
Death on the Edge (2018) 20 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Female Sleuths (1993) 13 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Strung Out (1997) 12 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Photo Finish (2011) 9 eksemplarer
Indemnity Only / Killing Orders (1991) 6 eksemplarer
Sharon Gless Reads Crime's Leading Ladies {audiobook} (1995) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Grace Notes (1995) 4 eksemplarer
Skin Deep {story} (1994) 3 eksemplarer
Indemnity Only / Guardian Angel (1993) 3 eksemplarer
Five Short Stories (1995) 3 eksemplarer
Sisters in Crime. Kriminalstories (1993) 2 eksemplarer
Silver Lies 1 eksemplar
Verdwenen (2024) 1 eksemplar
Marquette Park 1 eksemplar
Publicity Stunts 1 eksemplar
Ends of Justice 1 eksemplar
Schiebung (Ariadne) (2022) 1 eksemplar
Urgence (2002) 1 eksemplar
Der Ferienkrimi. (1999) 1 eksemplar
Moord uit liefde 1 eksemplar
The Takamoku Joseki 1 eksemplar
Zwijgen verzekerd (1985) 1 eksemplar
Settled Score (1998) 1 eksemplar
Indemnity Only / Burn Marks (2005) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Secret of the Old Clock (1930) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver7,150 eksemplarer, 118 anmeldelser
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (2000) — Bidragyder — 457 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Bidragyder — 450 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Bidragyder — 299 eksemplarer, 10 anmeldelser
A Moment on the Edge: 100 Years of Crime Stories by Women (2000) — Bidragyder — 268 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventh Annual Collection (1994) — Bidragyder — 256 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes (2011) — Bidragyder — 229 eksemplarer, 13 anmeldelser
Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel (2005) — Forord, nogle udgaver209 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe (1988) — Bidragyder — 204 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
In the Shadow of the Master: Classic Tales by Edgar Allan Poe (2009) — Bidragyder — 175 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
A Century of Great Suspense Stories (2001) — Bidragyder — 155 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Women of Mystery (1992) — Bidragyder — 127 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook: Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For (2015) — Bidragyder — 127 eksemplarer, 18 anmeldelser
Sisters in Crime (1990) — Bidragyder — 125 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Folio Book of Christmas Crime Stories (2004) — Bidragyder — 118 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
A New Omnibus of Crime (2005) — Bidragyder — 97 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Best of Sisters in Crime (1997) — Bidragyder — 96 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Murder for Love (1996) — Bidragyder — 93 eksemplarer
Sisters in Crime 5 (1992) — Bidragyder — 85 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Deadly Housewives (2006) — Bidragyder — 84 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Big Book of Female Detectives (2018) — Bidragyder — 84 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories (2002) — Bidragyder — 81 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Great Stories of Crime and Detection, Volumes I-IV: Beginnings to the Present (2002) — Bidragyder — 80 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Deadlock [Retold by Rowena Akinyemi] (1995) — Original Author — 79 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Sisters in Crime 3 (1990) — Bidragyder — 78 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Lady on the Case: 22 Female Detective Stories (1988) — Bidragyder — 76 eksemplarer
Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Presents Fifty Years of Crime and Suspense (2006) — Bidragyder — 75 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Bidragyder — 75 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Stranded (2005) — Forord, nogle udgaver72 eksemplarer
Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War (2014) — Bidragyder — 71 eksemplarer
The Oxford Book of Detective Stories (2000) — Bidragyder — 69 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
First Cases: First Appearances of Classic Private Eyes (1996) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Women on the Edge (1992) — Bidragyder — 63 eksemplarer
A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries (1994) — Bidragyder — 60 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
1st Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (1992) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer
Chicago Noir: The Classics (2015) — Bidragyder — 52 eksemplarer, 14 anmeldelser
Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted (2017) — Bidragyder — 49 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
3rd Culprit: An Annual of Crime Stories (1994) — Bidragyder — 41 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Mysterious Pleasures (2003) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
A Century of Mystery 1980-1989 (1997) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
Most Wanted (2002) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
From Sea to Stormy Sea: 17 Stories Inspired by Great American Paintings (2019) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Crime Hits Home (2022) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Women of Mystery - Book 3 (1998) 24 eksemplarer
Lethal Ladies (1996) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
New Crimes 1 (1989) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories (2007) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Lethal Ladies II (1998) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Crime After Crime (1998) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing (2012) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Homicidal Acts (1988) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Crimes of Passion: Twenty-Three Tales of Love and Hate (1993) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Murder and Mystery in Chicago (1988) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Fifty Shades of Grey Fedora (2015) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories: Sixth Annual Edition (1997) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Murder to Go (1993) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Den kriminelle novelle (1999) — Forfatter, nogle udgaver5 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
First Cases [Unabridged Audiobook] (2002) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer

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I have seen a lot of readers posting their praise for author Sara Paretsky’s books and decided to give her a try. She writes a series of books based on a woman private detective, V.I. Warshawki, set in Chicago. Starting another series, especially one with 22 books published, did not bring about a sense of excitement. I decided I would read the first book in the series and if I loved it, I would be happy to pursue the series.

Since I’m the type of person who has to start a series at the beginning, I started my journey with the first installment, Indemnity Only. V.I. Warshawski is hired by John Thayer, a prominent banker, who says his son’s girlfriend, Anita Hill, is missing. V.I. quickly learns that isn’t the girlfriend’s real name. While searching for her, V.I. finds the son, Peter Thayer, dead in his apartment. The mystery thickens when V.I. learns she wasn’t hired by John Thayer in the first place. Before V.I. can find the girlfriend, she must uncover the identity of her client and who murdered young Peter Thayer.

Like any good mystery, this novel kept me busy following the characters and how they connected. And most importantly, why did someone want to kill Peter? The location of the girlfriend remained a constant mystery while V.I. worked diligently to put together the pieces of the puzzle.

I enjoyed Indemnity Only, but I didn’t love it as I hoped. V.I. Warshawski is a tough detective and quite sharp at her detecting skills. She reminded me a lot of Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Milhone character in her alphabet series. I have been reading my way through that series for a few years now and I’m almost finished. It’s hard to describe, but this book didn’t affect me enough to keep reading the series. I’m at a stage in my life where I want to read books that I love. Meaning, I can’t wait to resume reading and it has characters I adore getting to know. A book that gives me all the feels! Sara Paretsky is a good storyteller. Indemnity Only is a good book that I recommend to anyone who is looking for a lengthy series in the mystery genre.

I purchased the audiobook of Indemnity Only through Audible. Narrator Susan Ericksen does a great job conveying the tough character of V.I. Warshawski.

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A Book And A Dog
… (mere)
NatalieRiley | 40 andre anmeldelser | Jun 8, 2024 |
So far my favorite of the series!
DianeVallere | 22 andre anmeldelser | May 16, 2024 |
This is a wonderful addition to the long-running and most-beloved V.I. Warshawski series. This is book 22, and it is as action packed as all the other books in the series. At the beginning we see a very different V.I. She is recovering from an horrific event of the previous fall, and she is unsure of herself, depressed, and not eating and sleeping well. She is in Kansas where she has gone to see a friend of her niece, Bernie, who is playing in an important game and about to break a record in college sports. One of Bernie's friends disappears while they are there, and Bernie asks V.I. to find her. With much reluctance V.I. agrees. She finds the girl unconscious and in a drug house. She manages to get her to safety, but she also discovers the body of an unknown woman in that same house. V.I. tries to find out what happened to the woman, and by doing so she unleashes a rat's nest of corruption and murder in small-town Kansas. Lots is covered in this book--political and corporate corruption, long-held community secrets, and a history of racial prejudice. V.I., at much risk to her health, just has to find out what is behind all this crime, and while doing so, she turns the small town onto its head and digs up some very old secrets that founding families do not want uncovered. It is always an event for me when a new V.I. book comes out and as soon as I hear of one, I place a hold on it so that I can read it right away. I was glad to read that Ms. Paretsky is not done with V.I. yet, and that another book will come out some time in the future. I will be sure to read that immediately as well.… (mere)
Romonko | 2 andre anmeldelser | Apr 28, 2024 |
It's... fine. The mystery is ell-constructed, the pacing is good. It's just missing some more humor.
cwebb | 16 andre anmeldelser | Apr 25, 2024 |



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